Shivananda Parbhoo is the owner of Shivananda Racing, the stable which owns 2012 Kentucky Derby entrant Trinniberg. Shivananda is the listed owner for the familys stable that is trained by his father, Bisnath Parboo.
One of the first things anyone asks about the Parbhoos is why Bisnath spells his last name differently from other family members. The answer is that due to a clerical error the h was left out of his name upon his arrival in the United States from Trinidad & Tobago.
The family moved to the U.S. in 1982, when Shivananda was 17, and settled in the New York City area. The Parbhoos started a trucking business, and Bisnath remained in racing as an owner. He took out a New York trainers license in 2007.
By then, many of the younger family members had moved to the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area, and Shivananda had relocated the trucking business to that market. Bisnath moved to South Florida in 2010 and relocated his stable from Belmont Park to Calder.